State Representative David Harris recently hosted the members of the John Hersey High School Debate Team when they were in Springfield recently to compete at the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) State Debate Championships.
The Team took the top spot and won the 2014 State Championship! The team had six finalists, three of whom took the top three places in the tournament. This is the first time that a single team has produced the top three finalists, breaking a record set back in 2003 when another District 214 school won both first and second places.
Harris met with the team members in his office, and he introduced the team from the floor of the Illinois House of Representatives. Harris also made arrangements for the team to use one of the House committee rooms in order to practice their debates after the team arrived at the State Capitol.
John Hersey High School is one of the high schools in Rep. Harris's district, and he was pleased to give his support to the debate team.
Rep.Harris (center) with members of the John Hersey High School Debate Team.The team was in Springfield competing in the IHSA State Debate Championships.